Grants for Single Mothers in Milwaukee and Madison

Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Lori Pace

Single mothers often have a double-load of everything in life, which is why we focused this article on resources for single-parent families in Milwaukee and Madison. Regardless of where you are in your life, we could all use a little help now and then.

As a single mother who has navigated these challenges personally, let’s delve deeper into the various awards and financial assistance programs available in this guide. I’ll provide insights into eligibility criteria, application procedures, and the practical benefits you can expect from each program, drawing from my own experiences.

If you are looking for grants for single mothers in Wisconsin – or a different state – follow the link for more information.

Single-Parent Resources in Milwaukee and Madison


Food Assistance

Friedens Community Ministries – Despensa de la Paz Food Pantry

I know firsthand their commitment to providing nutritious meals to those in need. They open their doors on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to support the less fortunate, a schedule I’ve found convenient. You can find their pantry at 1220 W Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI – 53204. For deeper insights into their services or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call them at 414-289-6030 or visit their official website.

Good Shepherd Trinity Gathering Space – Sherman Park Food Pantry

Give them a ring at 414-871-9440 for information concerning the hours when they are open to help. To participate in their food program, you must come with an ID each as a member. Their address is at 3302 N. Sherman Blvd, Milwaukee, WI – 53216.

Medical Assistance

Angel of Hope Medical Clinic

The Angel of Hope Medical Clinic primarily offers free medical services to struggling clients without medical insurance. They are open every Monday-Friday to assist (9:00 am-3:30 pm). Operating on the First Come, First Serve policy, by fixing an appointment with the physician first thing by 9:00 a.m., one can get medical attention. You may contact them at 414-385-5394 or go to their location at 209 W. Orchard St., 2nd Fl., Milwaukee, WI  53204.

City on a Hill

Also functioning under First Come, First Serve, the City on a Hall provides eligible families and individuals with free medical services like checkups and eye and oral examinations. They are open from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month to facilitate. To learn more about their free medical assistance programs, visit their website here or call their line at 414-931-6670. You may also directly go to their address at 2224 W. Kilbourne Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

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Utility, Rent, and Housing Assistance

Milwaukee Rent Assistance Program

Having personally navigated the challenges of finding affordable housing in Milwaukee as a single mother, I know the significance of programs like the Milwaukee Rent Assistance Program. This program aims to assist a limited number of households by helping them cover the balance of their rent after allocating 30 percent of their income to housing costs. For a comprehensive understanding of their services, I recommend reaching out to them directly at 414-286-5650 or visiting their official website.

Emergency Assistance Grant

As a single mother who has received assistance from The Grant, I can confirm that they provide vital housing aid. Their support extends to single moms, couples, and seniors responsible for at least one child. They offer assistance with energy bills, security deposits, and leases, helping prevent private or public housing evictions and other unexpected challenges. To verify and access more information, I recommend visiting their official website.

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Food and Clothing Assistance

Helping Hands Outreach Ministry Food Pantry

As someone who has relied on the Helping Hands Outreach Ministry (HHOM) food pantry in Madison during challenging times, I understand the importance of their assistance. HHOM provides food assistance to individuals and families once a month. If you’re new to their pantry, remember to bring proof of residency and a photo ID, a process I’m familiar with. Besides food, they also offer clothing and books for selection, providing holistic support.

For any inquiries or if you’re seeking assistance, you can reach out to them at 608-446-2718 or visit their facility at 7475 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI – 53717, as I have done in the past.

Bethel Lutheran Church – Bethel Food Pantry

The pantry runs on the volunteers’ donated funds. It provides registered households and citizens free food assistance once a month, Monday through Friday, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. You will also need to call their telephone number (608-257-3577) to sign up to get help from their pantry, starting at 9:00 a.m. the day you want to receive support. Their address is 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI – 53703. If you want more information about the services offered, please visit their website here.

Medical Assistance

Our Lady of Hope Clinic

As someone who has relied on the services of Our Lady of Hope Clinic in Madison, I can assure you of their dedication to providing essential healthcare to those without insurance. To access their primary care services, you’ll need to schedule an appointment in advance, a process I’m familiar with. For any inquiries or to schedule your visit, you can reach them directly at 608-819-8544. Their clinic is located at 6425 Odana Road, Suite 13 Madison, WI 53719.

To get more detailed information on how to apply and book appointments, visit their official website.

Public Health Madison and Dane County

I can vouch for their commitment to providing accessible healthcare as someone who has relied on the services of Public Health Madison and Dane County. They offer medical care programs, including STD medication and screening, with affordability in mind, whether you have medical insurance or not. Their location at 2705 E Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 29913, is where I’ve received their services. You can visit them on weekdays, and for specific hours or inquiries, you can reach out to them directly at 608-266-4821 or explore their webpage.

Utility, Rent, and Housing Assistance

Madison County Housing Authority

As a single mother who has benefited from the Housing Authority’s programs, I understand the significance of federal housing assistance, such as Section 8. These programs offer a lifeline to low-income families, veterans, the disabled, and single moms like myself, ensuring access to affordable, quality housing. When I navigated this process, I appreciated the freedom to choose a suitable home while meeting specific eligibility criteria.

To delve deeper into the details of this service, you can reach out to them at 618-345-5142 or explore their official webpage.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!